New Delhi: The government has recently decided to make Aadhaar number mandatory for filing of Income Tax returns and compulsory linking it with your Permanent Account Number (PAN) card.
However there are still a few teething troubles that are facing the Aadhaar-PAN card linkage, as per a report in the Times of India.
This issues come in the form of initials and punctuations that often form a person's name or other details. Aadhaar doesn’t recognise special characters, while PAN card does.
Surnames that have special characters, like D'Silva, D'Cruz, D'Lima face linking issues.
Further there are trouble for South Indians who keep their native village/town as their first initial and father’s name as second initial.
These anomalies are resulting in 'mismatch' and the system wouldn't accept it, making it troublesome for many who want to file their tax returns and link their PAN card with Aadhaar.
So far, more than 111 crore Aadhaar numbers have been issued. The unique identification number is being used for getting a new SIM card, for opening bank accounts, transfer of subsidies and also for biometric-based digital payments under the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System
As per the government's estimate, every year 2.5 crore people across the country apply for PAN cards
There are more than 25 crore PAN card holders in the country.